Sol Campbell could make his temporary England u21 coaching role permanent if he impresses this week, according to a report.
The Daily Mail wrote on Tuesday that Campbell could become part of England’s coaching staff at next summer’s u21 European Championship, assuming he impresses over the current international break.
The former Gunner joined up with the squad (which includes Reiss Nelson) on Monday at St. George’s Park. He had the chance to have a significant input in Monday’s session and will be given the same opportunity in the upcoming friendlies against Italy and Denmark.
After that, they’ll make a decision over whether to bring the ex-defender back next summer.
Campbell’s made no secret of his desire to enter the world of coaching in the past. He talks about it regularly, from saying in January that he’d ‘crawl’ back to Arsenal to be given a coaching opportunity, to describing himself as ‘one of the greatest minds in football’ after subsequently being turned down by Oxford United.
We’ll have to wait and see how he does with England’s talented group of youngsters, but perhaps this could finally be Campbell’s way in. Good luck to him for the next couple of weeks!